From Vice-Moderator Marc Buffin’s welcome to worship yesterday Here’s a quote from my favorite writer, James Baldwin, and I believe it ties into what we’re trying to accomplish with our Task Force on many different levels. I wanted to share … Continue reading Update, March 1, 2021Continue reading →
I take and trace the theology of the black church back to the prophets in the Hebrew Bible and to its last prophet, in my tradition, the one we call Jesus of Nazareth. The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright Opening – … Continue reading Sunday Worship – February 28, 2021Continue reading →
We are coming to the end of February and our celebration and recognition of African American History Month. However, if we remain true to the fact that “Black History is American History,” our education, or seeking after knowledge, or making … Continue reading It Doesn’t End on 2/28Continue reading →
Some white Christians speak a great deal about accountability, but then apply it very selectively. The response, or lack thereof, to the charges by the United States House of Representatives of “incitement of insurrection” against former President Trump on the … Continue reading February 25, 2021Continue reading →
Sometimes we need to break the roof open in order to let the light in. Sometimes we benefit from being “let down” at Jesus’ feet.
The Reverend Dr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was both a pastor and a United States Representative. In a memorable sermon he asked, “What is in Your Hands?”
The following lines from the poem, The Hill We Climb, “a nation that isn’t broken/but simply unfinished,” remind us that including the contributions of African Americans brings us closer to telling the whole story of American history.